Odd Man Out
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bari Azman, Founding Partner
The Low Vision Shop, America’s Low Vision Destination, Sponsors “Odd Man Out,” the Off-Broadway Immersive Theatrical Experience in Total Darkness That Brings Audiences to a New Light
Audience members engage and awaken their senses as they wear blindfolds and headphones for a live audio experience in total darkness set on an airplane that captures the journey of Alberto, a blind musician flying home from New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina after decades of self-exile.
TIMONIUM, Md. – October 27th, 2021: The Low Vision Shop proudly announces its sponsorship of “Odd Man Out,” a fully transporting immersive experience in total darkness that runs at The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10007. Written by Martín Bondone and directed by Bondone, Carlos Armesto, and Facundo Bogarín, “Odd Man Out” begins performances on November 3 for a limited engagement through December 4 with opening night set for November 9. Visit www.OddManOutNYC.com for tickets.
“Odd Man Out” is a live immersive audio play set on an airplane from New York to Buenos Aires and experienced in total darkness. The audience enters the theater as passengers guided by a flight attendant to don headphones and blindfolds. From there, the story immerses listeners in the 360°-surround-sound multisensory journey of Alberto, a blind musician flying home from New York to Buenos Aires, Argentina after decades of self-exile.
Listeners interact with immersed in Alberto’s story of love, prejudice, and fears that were left behind through auditory stimulation, tactile objects, and enriched smells. Passengers will even feel weather happening around them. This experience engages and awakens the senses, tests limits, and ultimately uses the darkness to bring the audience to a new light.
“Odd Man Out” began at Teatro Ciego in Argentina, which has a 15-year history of creating live experiences in complete darkness. The theater company employs artists and technicians with visual disabilities in all their work. Forty percent of staff and creative teams are made up of individuals living with sight loss.
“We are proud to be a sponsor of this innovative production that elevates the experiences of living with sight loss in such a moving and engaging format,” said Bari Azman, founding partner of The Low Vision Shop. “I’m thrilled to learn how the creative mission of Teatro Ciego aligns with our passion to nurture and engage with the sight-loss community.”
Tickets for the “Odd Man Out” immersive experience are $50 with first-class VIP seating available for $90. First-class passengers receive a VIP reception with refreshments and show-inspired hors d’oeuvres, advanced entrance to the space (premiere boarding), and a souvenir box. Senior and Student tickets are available for $35 and patrons must present supporting ID. Visit www.OddManOutNYC.com to purchase tickets.
For those unable to attend the show in New York, an at-home version with all of the items required to experience the audio play has been packaged into a kit that can be sent to them. Individual kits can be ordered from The Low Vision Shop . As part of its sponsorship of “Odd Man Out,” The Low Vision Shop will include a complimentary “Odd Man Out” home-experience kit with any order totaling more than $500.
All performance attendees must present proof of vaccination upon arrival. Guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical condition or religious belief must provide proof of either a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.
About The Low Vision Shop
The Low Vision Shop is a one-stop-shop for all assistive devices for low vision and blindness, including the latest in wearable technology. We are proud to be the go-to source for best-in-class low vision and blind assistive devices online, in our physical stores in the Baltimore area and South Florida, and with multiple B2B channels. Our trained professionals help individuals explore the latest advancements in low vision technology to find the best solutions for their stage of sight loss. We nurture and engage with the sight-loss community through in-house and virtual events, videos, demos, webinars, sponsorships, and social media.